Chuck Todd: Social media has flattened out barriers to entry for presidential candidates

If you ask NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd how social media has changed political coverage, he’ll tell you that it’s made it more reactive, and more anecdotal. “140 characters is a great way of sharing the anecdote, but you can sometimes be drilling down so far that you forget the big picture,” ToddContinue reading “Chuck Todd: Social media has flattened out barriers to entry for presidential candidates”

Why Twitter Matters to Journalism

A University of Tampa student recently asked for my input regarding the use of Twitter in the journalism world. She reached out to me for comment, but didn’t end up writing the story.  So, for what it’s worth, I’m posting her questions and my answers here. Feel free to disagree with, or expand on, myContinue reading “Why Twitter Matters to Journalism”

Sites That Help You Build, Learn More About Your Twitter Community

There are lots of neat sites to help you familiarize yourself with, and build, your Twitter community. Here are a couple that come to mind: Twellow — White Pages for Twitter TweetDeck, Twhirl and Twitterfall — Desktop applications for Twitter Qwitter — Site that lets you know whenever someone stops following you. The site seemsContinue reading “Sites That Help You Build, Learn More About Your Twitter Community”

Twitter Tatoos — The Next Big Thing?

So here’s a guy who wants to start tattooing his forearm with different people’s Twitter names. People interested in having their names tattooed on his arm can place a bid to @drew on Twitter, using the hashtag #twittertattoo. Proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Thanks to @mashable for the tip. I wonder if people areContinue reading “Twitter Tatoos — The Next Big Thing?”

Adding to the ’25 Random Things About Me’ Craze

I usually don’t like taking part in chain letters, but I couldn’t help but want to be part of the latest “25 Random Things About Me” craze. As I read people’s 25 posts, I was intrigued by how open and honest they were. I learned a lot about some of my Facebook friends — especiallyContinue reading “Adding to the ’25 Random Things About Me’ Craze”